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  • Generation Orange Award

    Introduced in fall 2013, the Generation Orange Award recognizes Generation Orange alumni who have made an impact on campus and in their communities through their volunteer work and philanthropy on behalf of Syracuse University.

    Jennifer Dardzinski Sacks ’08 Our 2017 Recipient: Jennifer Dardzinski Sacks ’08

    Jennifer Dardzinski Sacks graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from Syracuse, she earned a master’s degree in family therapy from Drexel University.

    Sacks worked as an individual and group counselor at the Thomas Jefferson University Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program, specializing in the treatment of adult patients with mental health and substance use disorders. She also practiced pre-marital counseling at a local synagogue, as well as providing therapeutic support to men undergoing cancer treatment at the University of Pennsylvania.

    In 2015, Sacks transitioned into the world of sports as a player development and rehabilitation consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers and now, in conjunction with Creative Artists Agency, leads the management team for Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid.

    A devoted and enthusiastic SU alumna, Sacks served as treasurer of the Syracuse University Philadelphia Alumni Club, and has been club president since 2012. She formerly held an ex-officio position for the SU Alumni Association Clubs Committee, and frequently participates in prospective student interviews for the Office of Admissions.

    Sacks lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Jonathan Sacks ’08, who she met during their freshman year. Three years ago, she decided to take her love of SU abroad by collaborating with ArawjoTours to organize alumni trips around the world to places including Krakow, Poland, and Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. The next alumni trip will take place in May 2018 to Ireland and will be aptly named "The Luck of the Orange."